Day: October 16, 2017

How Renewable Energy is Helping Grid Stability

How Renewable Energy is Helping Grid Stability

How Renewable Energy is Helping Grid Stability

10/16/17

“How can renewable energy increase grid stability?”

 

Numerous critics of renewable energy believe that by increasing its usage will make the grid more unstable due to the fluctuating nature of the sun and wind. However, a leaked six-page document from the U.S Department of Energy has found that such claims are unfounded and that the increased use of energy efficiency, battery storage, and demand response was actually making the grid more reliable! Just goes to show that with a little bit of science even the most intuitive of perspectives can be proven untrue.